Workers Compensation Shoulder Injury Claims
We see work related shoulder injuries often, especially in claims for workers employed in manufacturing, and for mechanics, and construction workers. Rotator cuff injuries are among the most common types of work-related shoulder injuries. Shoulder injuries vary. Severity can range from inflammation of the muscle, or tendinitis, to muscle tears that require surgery. A common symptom of a rotator cuff injury is pain down the arm to the elbow. Other symptoms can include snapping, popping, or grating in your shoulder. Depending upon the severity of the injury, some people may also experience a decrease in their range of motion.
A shoulder injury can prove to be debilitating and recover time can sometimes be months, keeping you out of work and preventing you from earning a living. If you suffered a shoulder injury while at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits to cover medical bills and lost wages.
Help from a Law Firm with Experience
We have handled many workers’ compensation claims involving shoulder injuries. If you have suffered a shoulder injury on the job, we can help you understand your rights, answer your questions and explain your legal options. Contact the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC for a free consultation.
This article regarding shoulder injuries in North Carolina workers’ compensation claims is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC that has experience with workers’ compensation claims.